This year, the Canadian Unitarian Council National Gathering was held in Hamilton. Ontario – and the most impressive aspect of the meetings was the Hamilton Congregation itself. You may remember Curtis Murphy and Carly Gaylor, both of whom spent time in Montreal and spoke … read more.
Judaism Unbound – What My Faith has Taught me about Building Community in a Multicultural World
Rabbi Sherril Gilbert
Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation
In a sermon I gave recently, I announced to my congregation that I had decided to sign my emails with the tag … read more.
2018 Stewardship Report
Summary: Investments UP, Income and Expenditures DOWN
Major factors influencing our investment results:
– shorter reference period (to February) this year due to earlier date of this presentation
– slower growth in LAM investment fund 3,5% this year vs. 7% last … read more.
Energetic Love. The Energy of Love
It can be as difficult to define
As it is easy to feel
The moment now
Where it can feel, even surreal
It is this love we all wish to capture and keep
but energetic love, like … read more.
As part of our community’s on-going reflections on stewardship, we need to think not only about fundraising but also about how we spend our money. To this end, the Annual General Meeting in June 2017 adopted the following resolution:
To strike a committee to reflect on the uses … read more.
During a Membership and Communications Committee brainstorming session at Lakeshore on 31 March 2017, Timothy Byrnes suggested that building a new blog-compatible website could be the most cost-effective way of making what we offer as an inclusive spiritual community better known to the larger Montreal … read more.
Near the end of February 2018, I went on a two-week visit to my sister Carole who lives in New Smyrna Beach in Florida. It is nice to visit family and also enjoy some respite from the tough winter we had this year. I … read more.
Last night the Canadian Senate passed a private-member’s bill making the National Anthem gender neutral.
Words will change from “in all thy son’s command” to “in all of us command” after royal assent.
Personally, I find this a great step forward for inclusiveness. When singing O Canada, … read more.
We honour the soldiers who battled on the front lines
Who sacrificed for a cause and their country
Even ending their time
War is filled with stories of great heroism and valour … but in itself is a shame
All sides claim to be righteous
Often even pray to … read more.